Biography of James W. Brown (1841- )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 512.

James W. BROWN was born in Lincoln County, Mo., in 1841, and is a son of Andrew and Sarah (MILLER) BROWN, who were born in the "Old North State" (Carolina) and came to Missouri in 1826.  The father was a farmer and died in 1863, and his wife in 1860.  Their son, James W., assisted his parents on the farm, and in 1862 married Susan E. OWENS, who bore him six children, and died in 1875.  January 24, 1876, Mr. Brown married his second wife, Fannie G. KEMPER, and by her is the father of three children.  She was born in Kentucky, and died February 7, 1885.  Bettie Lee THOMPSON became his wife in 1886, and two children blessed their union, but both died in infancy.   Mr. BROWN is a member of the Old School Baptist Church and also its clerk, and for the past fifteen years has been superintendent of the County Poor House and farm.  He owns 220 acres of good land on which he has resided since March, 1887.  Besides this he has two small farms in different tracts.  In June, 1861, he enlisted in the Missouri State Guards, under Gen. PRICE and served about six months.  He is a stanch [sic] Democrat in politics, and on June 2, 1888, was nominated by the Democrats of Lincoln County for the office of public administrator, running ahead of his opponent's votes over two to one.

File submitted to HERITAGE PAGES of LINCOLN COUNTY, MISSOURI by Betty Lavy Krieg, 25 Nov. 2000.  Link change or update: 13 January 2001

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